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Shakespeare and Company Education

Teacher Programs Overview

Reaching beyond the Berkshires/Massachusetts region, Shakespeare & Company shares the techniques developed in the Education Program with classroom teachers across the country through these programs for teachers and teaching artists, which introduce educators to Shakespeare & Company’s methods for creating dynamic, engaging experiences of Shakespeare in the classroom.

National Institute on Teaching Shakespeare
Our four-week Institute brings classroom teachers from across the nation together with Shakespeare & Company master teachers, international scholars, professional directors, and actors. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this institute is offered when the grant is available. Shakespeare & Company has offered this institute twelve times in the past.

Professional Development Workshops
Giving educators the tools to make Shakespeare’s plays come alive, these workshops introduce Shakespeare & Company’s rationale and strategies for creating dynamic, engaging experiences of Shakespeare for high school students.

Teacher Resources
Free Study Guides for HamletJulius Caesar and others, recommended books and links, plus our Discovering Macbeth interactive CD/DVD.